Western MA

Berkshire NEMBA & Community Wednesday Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 19 2018 .
6/20/18 (All day)
The Berkshire Community & NEMBA Wednesday Night Ride Series will leave from my house on Wednesday evenings and continue every week till next winter.

The rides will start at 6:00 PM. But please try to get there a bit early so that we can get the ride off on time.
 
These will be no-drop fun rides and all are welcome.
 
Hope you can join us.


11 Glendale Middle Rd., Stockbridge. Read more about Berkshire NEMBA & Community Wednesday Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Markham

NEMBA & TSR Workday: Greylock Glen

Date

6/20/18 5:30pm

Come help Berkshire NEMBA Trail Team Leader Heather Linscott work on a new beginner trail in the Greylock Glen! 

Meet at the Thunderbolt Ski headquarters at 113 West Rd, Adams to collect tools and review plans then head up to the flagged trail off West Mountain Road

Work will include weed whacking/leaf blowing, raking, and some bench-cutting.

We may plan a follow-up weekend workday as well based on volunteer interest/availability, so please respond to give us a sense for planning :) Read more about NEMBA & TSR Workday: Greylock Glen

Chapter

Berkshire

Event Leader

Heather Linscott
hlinscott@gmail.com

Western MA

Kennedy Park

91 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox  Massachusetts  02140
United States
There are multiple parking areas.

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

20%

Description

Kennedy Park consists of 500 acres of town-owned hardwood forest with old carriage roads along with nice singletrack. It's ideal for Mountain biking, hiking, picnics, X-country skiing,and snowshoeing. Motorized vehicles, electric bicycles and snowmobiles are prohibited.

The trail map is available at The Arcadian Shop and on the www.townoflenox.com website.

Kennedy Park is revered as one of the premier places to mountain bike in Berkshire County. The trails are well maintained by the town of Lenox and by volunteers from Berkshire NEMBA. 

They range from easy family trails to difficult, knarly singletracks. There are many opportunities for nature viewing and, after some climbing, incredible overlooks to enjoy.

While there are many places to park, why not start your ride from the Arcadian Shop. They'll give you an update on conditions and maybe even suggest some routes. Read more about Kennedy Park

Local Shops

Arcadian Shop

Berkshire NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

5/27/18 (All day)

We will have our May Chapter Meeting this Sunday at 5:00 at the Springside Park Greenhouse. Our focus is Youth Involvement and there will be a optional spin around the Springside trails at 3 for anyone interested (all levels/no-drop).
 
Also, don't forget that the Pittsfield Community Bike Ride will be this Saturday at 10:00 at the Controy Pavilion on Onota lake!
 
The Greylock Glen crew has started their weekly workdays, so consider joining the TSR volunteers at 5:30 for work on the trails there, here are details for this week: (contact Heather Linscott, our NEMBA representative there, with questions) 
Trail work tonight in the Greylock Glen 
Meeting at 5:30 Bellows's south parking lot 
Last parking lot before Goulds farm 
We have plenty of tools 
Projects, fix a couple corners, drainage in wet spots , and small stump removal
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Alison
 
Draft Agenda: 5/27 Berkshire Chapter Meeting:
  • Optional Ride 3:00
  • Chapter Updates (volunteering, membership/event planning, updates)
  • Youth Cycling Team Development (planning) - Kevin Delaney/Jake Van Deusen
  • Springside Park Youth Trail (detailed work planning) - Jake Van Deusen
  • Partnerships/Community Supports (Little Bellas, Berkshire MTB Training Series, Bike North Berkshire, etc.)
  • General questions (raise topics for future meetings, in brief)
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Chapter

Berkshire

Event Leader

Alison McGee
aamcgee@gmail.com
518-727-3549

Pioneer Valley NEMBA Deerfield River Trails & Charlemont Trails Ride

Event Date

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 01 2018 .
5/9/18 6:00pm

This is our regular summer ride series.  Suitable for advanced intermediate and better riders. 

All the trails in the system feature roots, rocks and hills.  We'll rotate among the 3 trails heads - Zoar Outdoor, Warfield House Inn and Berkshire East (Thunder Mountain Bike Park) 

Ride time between 1 1/2 and 2 hours generally.

We'll generally post Facebook events on the Deerfield River Trails Page and in the PV-NEMBA Group.

Or, contact me directly.  Harold Green, harold@berkshireeast.com Read more about Pioneer Valley NEMBA Deerfield River Trails & Charlemont Trails Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Harold Green

December Meeting

Date

12/17/17 5:00pm to 10:00pm

We'll wrap up the fall season and start planning some specifics for Winter and Spring.
 
Prior to the meeting we'll meet at 5:00 to attempt a ride from the Berkshire East main parking lot, climbing to the summit and descending something fun. There will be loose snow on the trails, so not much traction will be available, bring whatever you have.
 
Meeting to follow just up the hill at Harold Green's house on East Hawley Rd in Hawley. Those not riding, be at the house at 7:00. Driveway isn't huge, and is a bit hilly, car pooling from Berkshire East is a good idea.
 
Harold will make a pot of soup, have some beverages on hand, and have some plates of cookies, bring whatever might be appropriate in addition.

Location

Berkshire East for Ride, East Hawley Rd for meeting

Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Trail

Event Leader

Harold Green
pvnemba@gmail.com
4133483491

Pioneer Valley NEMBA Chapter Meeting

Date

10/3/17 (All day)

Please join us Tuesday, October 3rd at 6 pm for a PV NEMBA meeting hosted by Harold Green at his home in Hawley. It would be great to have your involvement especially in planning for fall trail maintenance. The agenda is generally as follows:

Discuss Chili Ride planning
Update Shop Ambassador Sheet
Update on Earl's reroute/signage
Update on Sugarloaf reroute

Discuss DCR Partnership Grant application for Charlemont/Hawley

 

Contact me for directions or more information.   harold.f.green@comcast.net

Thanks and hope to see you there.

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Chapter

Pioneer Valley

Event Leader

Harold Green
harold.f.green@comcast.net

PV NEMBA Practice your technique/Worlds ride at Orchard Hill trails

Event Date

Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday until Tue Nov 21 2017 .
9/12/17 5:00pm

Orchard Hill Observatory, Amherst

Take the service road up to the observatory and park there.

  • Ride Leaders: Sam Veggeberg + Eric McManimon
  • Length: 1-1.5 hours

Directions (source: https://www.umass.edu/sunwheel/pages/orchard.html)

Orchard Hill Observatory is located at the top of Orchard Hill. You can get there by either going to the Sylvan dorms following the treeline on the East side of the hill up to the telescope or by going to the Orchard Hill Dorms and following the gravel road (turn left when you get to the road (if you go right it will take you across the bottom of the hill). The local cellular phone company has been kind enough to install a huge communication tower adjacent to the telescope. If you make your way to the base of the tower you will find the telescope. Read more about PV NEMBA Practice your technique/Worlds ride at Orchard Hill trails

Location

Orchard Hill Observatory, Amherst

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Beginner
Novice
Advanced-novice
Intermediate
Advanced-intermediate

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Sam Veggeberg
781-835-8052

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